The Info List - Euchirinae

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is a subfamily of Scarabaeidae
or scarab beetles in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea.[1][2][3] They are sometimes referred to as "long-armed scarabs" due to the elongated forelegs of the males. These long legs often have median and apical spines that are fixed in the male while females have a movable terminal spine.[4] They are sometimes included in Subfamily
as Tribe Euchirini. Genera and species[edit] This subfamily contains 3 genera with 16 species:[5][6]

Cheirotonus Hope, 1840 (10 species)

Cheirotonus battareli Pouillaude, 1913 Cheirotonus formosanus Ohaus, 1913 Cheirotonus fujiokai Muramoto, 1994 Cheirotonus gestroi Pouillaude, 1913 Cheirotonus jambar Kurosawa, 1984 Cheirotonus jansoni Jordan, 1898 Cheirotonus macleayi Hope, 1840 Cheirotonus parryi Gray, 1848 Cheirotonus peracanus Kriesche, 1919 Cheirotonus szetshuanus Medvedev, 1960

Propomacrus Newman, 1837 (4 species)

In this genus, males have the foretibia lined on the inside with dense golden hair-like structures. Species are known from Iran, Greece and southeastern China.

Propomacrus bimucronatus Pallas, 1781 Propomacrus cypriacus Alexis & Makris 2002 Propomacrus davidi Deyrolle, 1874 Propomacrus muramotoae Fujioka, 2007

Euchirus Linnaeus, 1758 (2 species)

Euchirus dupontianus Burmeister, 1841 Euchirus longimanus Linnaeus, 1758

One fossil species C. otai has been described from Japan.[7] References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2011-02-04.  ^ [1] ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2014-04-21.  ^ Young, RM (1989). " Euchirinae
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of the World: Distribution and Taxonomy". The Coleopterists Bulletin. 43 (3): 205–236.  ^ The Scarabs of Lavrnt ^ Euchiridae ^ Ueda, Kyoichiro (1989). "A Miocene fossil of long-armed scarabaeid beetle from Tottori, Japan" (PDF). Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist. 9: 105–110. 

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Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1932883 EoL: 2655265 ITIS: 678506

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